The Tonjiru (pork belly miso soup) at Izakaya Seki. (Joseph Victor Stefanchik/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

For this edition of the massive D.C. dining how-to, Tom attempted to answer a daunting but recurring question: “What is your favorite restaurant?”

Naturally, he couldn’t settle on just one, and instead narrowed over 100 potential favorites down to a personal top 40. Dig in!

Tom Sietsema’s 2012 Fall Dining Guide

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